How a Hot Tub Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

An average of 60 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, with one in every three adults not getting the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep they need to protect their health, according to the National Center of Sleep Disorder Research. Not only do you feel drowsy and fatigued when you don’t get enough sleep, it also can contribute to a wide range of other health issues and risks. 

Even though sleep is typically preceded by a drop in body temperature, relaxing in the hot tub before bed actually can have a significantly positive impact on your sleep. 

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How Does a Hot Tub Help With Sleep?

First of all, there’s the obvious benefit of soaking in the hot tub for mental and physical relaxation. The warm water and the massaging jets can help relieve a wide variety of symptoms, from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia to lower back pain and anxiety. As lack of sleep is often associated with bodily tension or anxiety, you can directly address these causes by taking some time before bed to unwind with the help of your hot tub. 

In a study involving older women suffering from insomnia, the results suggested that soaking in hot water before bed time correlates with more restful, uninterrupted sleep. Simply soaking for a while before bed can help you relax and get away from the stresses and worries of the day. Slow down the racing thoughts and let the stress melt away by making soaking in the hot tub part of your regular nightly routine. With peace of mind comes peaceful sleep. 

Easing Sore Muscles

Your mind isn’t the only thing likely stressed out and working hard — taking care of your body by giving it time to relax and recover can also have a positive impact on your sleep. When your body is all in knots, of course you’re going to have a difficult time to get to sleep! Loosen up, release tension, and get a water massage from the jets to have your body feeling better and more relaxed. 

Planning Around the Cooling Process Before Bed

When you soak in a hot tub, your body temperature goes up. After you leave the tub, your body temperature will begin to decrease. That drop in core temperature is taken by your brain as a sign that it’s time to sleep. You can further increase this mechanism by keeping your bedroom nice and cool. Keeping your sleeping quarters between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation for optimal sleep.  

Using a Hot Tub for Achieving More Serene Sleep

Experts recommend soaking in a hot tub for 20 to 30 minutes a few hours before bedtime to experience the benefits of deeper, more restful sleep. Of course, there are no guarantees here. You still have to follow through on other good sleep habits to maximize the reliability and effectiveness of the method. Those include:

  • Avoiding caffeine late in the day — While caffeine has many benefits, positively impacting focus, energy, and sports performance, when consumed late in the day it can stimulate your nervous system in such a way that it may stop your body from naturally relaxing at night. 
  • Reduce or eliminate daytime naps — Power naps can be beneficial, but longer naps during the day can confuse your internal clock and make it harder to sleep at night. 
  • Be consistent — a regular sleep schedule, where you go to bed and get up at the same time every day, can help improve your sleep health. And yes, that also includes weekends. 
  • Optimize your bedroom environment — Your bedroom should be quiet, with low light, and comfortable.
  • Avoid eating late in the evening — Eating right before bed can negatively impact sleep quality.
  • Exercise regularly — Regular exercise is one of the best science-backed ways to improve both your sleep and your health. However, avoid exercising before bed, as it can amp you up too much and make it more difficult to get to sleep. 
  • Reduce fluid intake before bed — Many people suffer from nocturia, where they have to get up and pee in the middle of the night. If you drink a lot of water before bed, you may also have these symptoms. Though it’s important to stay well-hydrated, it may be a good idea to avoid fluids one to two hours before going to bed, and then using the bathroom immediately before laying down. 

Get Better Sleep & More

A hot tub isn’t just for better sleep, it also makes your whole life better. Soaking in a hot tub regularly can have a dramatic impact on your health, sense of well-being, personal relationships, and more. However, to fully experience all these benefits, it’s important that you choose the right hot tub for you. Hot tubs that are suited for recovering from sports are not going to be the best option most likely for people looking for a hot tub as more of a spa experience. That’s where we can help. Spa Max The Hot Tub Superstore offers Corona with a wide variety of high-quality spas, of all different sizes, specifications, and price points. When you shop our showroom or shop for hot tubs online with us, you get personal, expert support to help you find the perfect option for your needs and desires. From beautiful designs and ergonomic seating to quiet filtration systems and powerful pumps, there is a lot to know about! Don’t worry — we are here to help you get maximum bliss and relaxation from the perfect hot tub for you. Check out our gallery for pictures of hot tubs today!

We have nearly 100 different hot tubs and swim spas for you to choose from, including all of the most popular brands. With so many in our showroom, you can easily compare features and prices without having to travel from store to store. Have some questions? Feel free to call or email us! We look forward to doing business with you!